Via Brokelyn and MarketWatch: Brooklyn Public Library will receive $250,000 to restore the main entrance doors of their Central Branch thanks to your votes through the Partners in Preservation Project. Good job Brooklyn!
Archives for May 2012
Tomorrow, the Filmwax Film Series is featuring new work by local filmmaker Noelia Santos: Filmmaker Noelia Santos presents two of her short films and a work-in-progress. Her work blends narrative storytelling with nonfiction approaches and a highly cinematic visual sense. In ”Triptych,” three women in transition are portrayed against the backdrop of a teeming metropolis. […]
Via NY Observer: “We didn’t cut any corners,” Mr. Walentas said. “If we had, this just wouldn’t have worked.” …. The hotel’s website, proudly declares: “Wythe has rooms for artists, friends, brewmasters, musicians, concertgoers, mothers, brothers, grandmothers, bowlers, interns, twins, engineers, vignerons, and chefs,” which sounds exactly right. The same exacting quality is behind every […]
Mother nature teased us with amazing weather all weekend only to wake us up Monday and Tuesday to an intense case of blue balls. “Rain rain go away come back another day!” because you’re ruining my life with this rain crap. I’m so ready for McCarren Pool (capacity 900 hipsters = roughly 15,000 tattoos) to […]
From Stereogum: Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film, The Master, revolves around a faith leader known as “The Master” (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and a man named Freddie Sutton (Joaquin Phoenix) who becomes his unlikely associate. Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, who memorably collaborated with PTA on There Will Be Blood‘s score, will reprise that role for The Master, […]
This morning we asked readers if they survived this past weekend’s The Great Googa Mooga festivities in Prospect Park. And from what I’ve read online and heard from coworkers, few did. People complained about issues like insanely long lines for beer and food, food running out, and logistical problems (no added cell reception or public […]
People speculated – somewhat facetiously – that Friday’s bomb scare on Bedford Avenue must have been an art project because, after all, it is Williamsburg. Turns out they were right. 50-year-old artist and Brooklyn resident Takeshi Miyakawa was behind the installation and has since been arrested. Police apprehended Miyakawa on Saturday when he was putting […]
Williamsburg’s own Dinowalrus recently released their critically-acclaimed sophomore LP, Best Behavior; a decidedly more dance-driven and synth-based approach than their debut, the noise rock-inspired %. My Social List caught up with Pete Feigenbaum, their self-proclaimed “curator of riffs” at El Beit to discuss his band’s progression, the erosion of local music scenes, the continued gentrification […]
Did you make it to this weekend’s Great GoogaMooga? Eater features some tweets from the fledgling festival, Brooklyn Vegan covers Day 1 and Day 2 festivities, and the Yelpers are already busy sharing their impressions. What did you think?
Brooklynites love a good storytelling session. The Bell House has been the scene of many and on Tuesday evening stories and science collide. The Story Collider celebrates their two year anniversary with IAmScience. The evening features stories of people’s twisted paths to lives in science, diverse and thrilling stories that span generations and challenge traditional […]